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Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Passion for Promarkers - Orange is the new Challenge!

It's my turn to choose the theme for the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers and I've gone with a colour challenge of Orange.  Not previously a favourite colour of mine but I am loving Oranges and Yellows at the minute! It doesn't have to be  a lot of orange - just an accent or as much as you like!!

I've used our sponsor image - Colour of Love Stamps -  of Wildflowers, so pretty!

I've also listed the Promarker pens that I used for the main elements of my card, if you might find that helpful.

My Orange (and yellow) combinations: - Burnt Orange, Orange, Mandarin, Oatmeal
                                     -  Coral, Tequilla Sunrise, Oatmeal, Blush
                                         - Raw Sienna, Sleigh Bells, Gold, Mustard

Products Used

Papers -My Mind's Eye - In Bloom
Oval Frame - Marianne Designs - CR1446
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflowers sets 1 and 2

As I said, we're being sponsored this week by Colour of Love Digi Stamps with a great prize of Three digis from their online store.

So, check out the fabulous makes of my teamies here and then come and join in with us - I look forward to seeing what you create!

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Pussywillows - new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog

Morning - think we need a bit of yellow in our lives to overcome the rain we've had for the last couple of days!
So, this is Pussywillows from Mo's Digital Pencil for the new challenge today on Mo's challenge blog here.  The theme is Birthdays  which as always, is optional  - just make sure you use a Mo image of course!
I think Pussywillows must be up there with my favouritest of Mo images!

The papers are Dovecraft, and the gorgeous dies are from the Wildflowers sets 1 and 2 from the Tim Holtz range for Sizzix.  The corner honeycomb cut out die is also from the Tim Holtz range. Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a Marianne Die or two, as follows!

Marianne Dies Used

Lace circle Die - CR1474
Text Banner Die  COL144
Butterfly - LR0356

Hope you can come and join in the challenge and don't forget to share your cards in the Bella and Bronte group on Facebook.

Hugs, Juliexx

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Lavinia Stamps for a change

I'd like to find more time to play with my Lavinia and silhouette stamps at the minute but it just isn't happening!  This one is a fairly simple card I made recently though that didn't take too long.  I do love all the makes that I see in social medialand  so hopefully, I'll get some more time soon!!  The stamps I used are as follows:

Luna Lights
Fairy Bells
Mini Toadstools

The sentiment is from an old set that I have lost the packaging for!

Thanks for  popping in!


Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Passion for Promarkers Use a Die

Love our new theme at Passion for Promarkers this week - Use a Die (or two or three LOl!).

I've been waiting to use these fabulous new seaside themed dies from Marianne this month - aren't they great.  I have used an old lighthouse die by Marianne but have listed the new one below too - as it is gorgeous!
I also love this mermaid image from Mo's Digital Pencil - this is Meeya - such a sweetie!  And isn't this new telescope die from Marianne fantastic - I've seen it used to such great effect in blogland - check out the Marianne Blog here for some inspiration and more information on the latest releases.

Anyway back to the Promarker Challenge - I've listed the green colour combo I used below.

Promarker Greens - Pine, Forest Green, Bright Green, Meadow Green

Marianne Products Used

Telescope - CR1511 - NEW!
Beach Huts, Chairs and Parasol - LR0662 -NEW!
Fence, Beach Line, Grasses - LR0663 - NEW!
Wave Die - LR0600
Starfish - CR1363
Lighthouse - LR0231 - very old one from stash but new one is this one - LR0661- lovely!!  
Tag - Banners Stamp and Die Set - CS1058
Sentiment - Mermaids- CS1025

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Dies To Die For  and they're offering the lucky winner a £15 voucher to spend in the store and they always have a great selection of dies (and stamps!).

The rest of the team have used their dies to great effect here so don't forget to check them out!

Happy Cutting!


Saturday, 20 June 2020

Mo's Digital Pencil Roses in Vase

No reason or person in mind for today's card - I just fancied colouring this beautiful bouquet of roses - appropriately enough called Roses in Vase from Mo's Digital Pencil.

Luckily I found the perfect, matching set of papers after I'd coloured it in!! They're Enjoying Outdoors from Maja Designs.  There's also a little list of Marianne Products used, details below.

Marianne Products Used

Lattice Frame Die set - LR0483
Lace Border die - LR0385
Rose Die - LR0451
Mini Labels Tag/Die Set 0 CS1029

The papers are from Maja Designs - Enjoying Outdoors.

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Flying Pandas anyone!

Today's card is for the Marianne Inspiration Blog here- lots of fab ideas and makes from the Marianne design teams and designers.

I've used the new Panda stamp and die set as the stars of my card - there's a full run through on the blog post.
Just thought I'd point out one thing though - I'd stuck everything down but then decided that I needed that tree border behind the floating panda - so I cut the border then used the panda die to cut his leg shapes into the border so it would look liked the border was behind the panda.  Should have done it too for the tip of the party hat of the standing panda but then that would mean I know what I'm doing!!!

List of  Marianne Products below.

Eline's Pandas - EC0179
Clouds - CR1402
Tree Border - LR0524
Sentiment - Group Hugs set - CS1011
Papers - Sea Sparkle - PK9162
Summer Picnic - PB7056
Stamp Press
Marianne Enamel Dots

Thanks for popping by!

Hugs, Juliex

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Rum Anyone?

Ahoy me hearties!!  I don't know about you but I could do with a little of what he's drinking!!  The weather has turned cold here and a spicy rum might be just the ticket!  This is Rum from Mo's Digital Pencil - click on the link to find him in Mo's store.  And, I remembered to print out the sentiment this time  - May your anchor be light!!
And I decided against any design papers and just added a few dies from Marianne - list below!

Marianne Products Used

Tankard - COL1482 - NEW!
Cheers Sentiment - CS1057 - NEW!
Fishing Net - CR1409
Porthole and Ships Wheel - LR0417
Anchor - LR0232

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 12 June 2020

Sympathy cards

It's so difficult making a sympathy card but I think a poppy image is a very good place to start.  This stamp and sentiment is from a Stampin Up set  and the script background is a new Marianne mixed media set - French Script- MM1627.

Off to my craft room now as the  weather is pretty pants here so can't be in the garden.

Hugs, Juliexx

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Blue and Yellow theme on Passion for Promarkers this week.

Good morning folks - we have a fab colour challenge starting today over on Passion for Promarkers. Love blue and yellow together and there are so many different shades!  I've listed the pens I used for the blues and yellows below, if you'd like to know.

I love this frame from Marianne Designs too - it's so ornate and showcases the bouquet perfectly.  Oh, and this is by this week's sponsors - Star Jam Lines - Floral Bouquet.

Promarkers Used

Blues - French Navy, True, Blue, Sky Blue, Powder Blue
Yellows - Raw Sienna, Sleigh Bells, Sunflower, Tulip Yellow, Daffodil Bloom

Marianne Products Used

Frame - LR0564
Tag - CR1510

The papers are Basic Grey Marrakech and the sentiment is from Woodware.

Check out the blue and yellow makes from my teamies here - it's so interesting to see their takes on the colour challenge and their use of the same images - they're all gorgeous and you can see them here.

Hugs, Juliexx

Saturday, 6 June 2020

A new Anything Goes challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil Too.

As it 's the first Saturday of the month, we have a new challenge starting today over on the Digital Pencil  challenge blog here - so create whatever you like just using a Mo image.  When I  received this Text Message stamp and die set from Marianne Designs, new out in May I knew exactly where to find the perfect image - this is Phone Call S - you can find her here. In fact, if you type in Phone in the search box, a whole host of different phone related images pop up!

Marianne Products Used.

Text Messages Stamp and Die set - CS1060 - NEW!
Smiley Confetti Die set - CR1508 - NEW!
Group Hug Sentiment stamps - CS1011

The papers are from Crate Paper - The Pier 6x6 pad.

Have a great Saturday.


Saturday, 30 May 2020

Mummu in Summer- and a Happy Birthday to Me!!

Hi peeps!

It's my birthday today and I've decided that this is going to be me from now on - getting to look like this more and more!  Following on from my Mummu image making bread, this is Mummu in Summer- beauty isn't she!  She's here over on Mo's Digital Pencil.  The weather has been so fantastic here that we were able to go swimming in one of our beautiful lakes up here the other day and I dipped more than my toes I can tell you!

Appropriately, the papers are from Maja Designs and are called Enjoying the Day and the frame and lavender sprigs are a die set from Marianne Designs - catalogue no: LR0647 - New out in March of this year.

Going to enjoy the weather today and have a BBQ , and I'll be serving Pimms!!

Have a fab day!


Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Summer theme at Passion for Promarkers

A nice  and easy theme of Summer for you today over on the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog.  And as we're being sponsored by Lee Holland images, I've used this little fella for my card.  It was also for my great-nephew's first birthday a few weeks ago.
Nothing says Summer quite like sunflowers don't you think?  I've yet to see mine seeds sprout though!!  

Anyhow, there's a few Marianne goodies used including the fab new music flourish.  The Banner letters are not such a new die - I just wish I  hadn't stuck them down quite so wonky!! 

Marianne Products Used

Music Flourish Die - CR1500 - NEW!
Wonky Squares Die - CR1375
Lined Rectangle Frame Die - LR0318
Banner Letters Die - LR0340

Lee Holland Designs who are offering one lucky winner a prize of 2 digi images from his online store - and this one is such a cutie!

That's all for now folks.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Spotlight on some new Tag Dies from Marianne Designs

Morning everyone! Today's post is to showcase the new Long  Tag set from Marianne Designs this month along with my fellow DT members here

I made a set of bookmarks using various sets of the Silhouette stamps from Marianne Designs and then made a book card to send as a  small gift for someone's birthday.

I'd already made the backgrounds with Distress Oxides and just picked the best areas to cut out with the dies.

Marianne Products Used

Tag Die Set – CR1510- NEW!
Book Stencil – PS8061- NEW!
Handwritten Sentiment Stamps – CS1052 - NEW!
Script Stamps - MM1627 - NEW!
Silhouette Stamps  - Woodlands – CS1014
                                              - Wetlands and Swans – CS1017
                       - Ocean – CS1026
                                      - Forest Animals – CS1021
                                          - Summer Romance – CS1032
Tassel Dies  - LR0391

You can see some more makes from the Marianne Design team here on the official blog.

Happy reading!


Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Passion for Promarkers Anniversary Challenge

Hey folks - it's a very special day for the Passion for Promarkers challenge blog - they've been running for 11 years and I think I've been on the team nearly that long!  It was my very first DT position so it has a very special place in my heart!

The challenge is to use Spots and/or Stripes on your make - just remember to use your Promarkers or other Letraset/Windsor and Newton product that is part of this range.

I decided to go with this fab image from Mo's Digital Pencil - Mummu's Nissu for my card - it seems so topical at the moment with everyone, including me, making our own bread as we have more time on our hands!  Luckily for me, my daughter has been able to get hold of Strong Flour and Yeast for her Pantry Staples business here in the UK, so I'm able ot get hold of supplies which are hard to find on the supermarket shelves!

I sort of feel that my card is a bit busy but sort of kind of like it too!    Full list of products used below.

Papers - October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker
Window Die - Marianne Designs - LR0583
Utensil Dies - Marianne Designs - CR1247
Sentiment Tags/Dies - Marianne Designs - CS1029
Bread Dies - Joy Crafts

As always we have some fantastic prizes up for grabs and our sponsors have been very generous as usual .  Here we go....
Dies to Die For are offering one lucky winner a £20.00 voucher

Di’s Digi Stamps are offering one lucky winner a $6.00 voucher

Leann’s World 101 are offering one lucky winner 2 digi images
 Image may contain: possible text that says 'LeAnn' S World 101 Proud Sponsor Fun, sweet and cheerful digi's from my World to yours.'
Dr Digi’s House of Stamps is offering one lucky winner 2 digi images

Cowling & Wilcox are offering one lucky winner a 12 pack of Brushmarkers (set 1)

Uniko Stamps are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (must be in stock)
No photo description available.

Pop on over here to check out the fabulous makes of my teamies and then come and join in the fun!!

Hugs, Juliexx

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Good Luck!

I absolutely love the playing card themed products out from Marianne this month - there's a set of four card stamps in each of the different suits.  As I wanted to make a good luck card though, I used the new confetti type die which gives you all the different suits and colours so I stamped each one in red then used the miniature die shapes to change the suit!  You could also do this if you wanted a Four of a Kind hand - stamp out two jacks in red and two in blue then use the die cuts to change the suit!     Great for males cards too! Anyway, full list of Marianne Goodies below!!

Marianne Products Used

Playing Cards Stamp Set - CS1055 NEW!
Mini Card Suits Die - CR1509 NEW!
Handwritten Congratulations Sentiments - CS1052 NEW!
Square Die - LR0415
Heart Strings  Die - CR1392
I Love Holland Papers - PK9168 NEW!


Saturday, 16 May 2020

My First Christmas card of 2020!

This is Fairy Merry from Mo's Digital Pencil and my first Christmas make of the year!!  Such a sweetie,  The papers are from Bo Bunny and all the dies are Marianne Designs - full details below.

Marianne Products Used

Frame Die set - LR0627
Sentiment Frame - LR0241
Snowflake Dies - LR0393
Sentiment  - CS10009

Still busy gardening here - thank goodness for good weather!!

Be safe and well